Claire Konkol Wishes Mother Happy Birthday in Now-Viral Video

BY Zachary Stieber TIMEOctober 10, 2013 PRINT

Claire Konkol, a two-year-old, was put on camera by her father as a birthday present for her mother.

Claire is charming in the one-and-a-half minute video, wishing her mother Happy Birthday and telling her that “you are beautiful”; “you are amazing;” and “You’re the best mommy ever.

“Usually my wife’s birthday is a pretty big deal so I try to do something new,” Dan Konkel,¬†28, of Bridgewater, N. J., told¬†

Konkol, a professional photographer, recorded the video for his wife’s birthday.

Claire also lauded her mother’s cooking.

There was a bit of preparation for the video, said Konkol.

“I sat her down in the living room and we had a conversation for about 40 minutes about Mommy and toys and food,” Konkel said.

Konkol uploaded to the video to his wife’s iPad and put a note on it that said “Hey, watch me.”

“She said it was the best birthday present she ever got,” Konkel said.

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
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